Staff Recommendations: Shawnna’s Graphic Adaptation Picks

It's no secret; teachers, librarians, and literacy experts agree that graphic novels can improve reading comprehension for readers of all ages and abilities. But with all the options, it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, our cataloger Shawnna provides some recommendations for graphic adaptations of written works. But wait! There's more! She … Continue reading Staff Recommendations: Shawnna’s Graphic Adaptation Picks

Reader’s Advisory for Labor Day in Library News & Notes

We suspect you are ready for the long Labor Day weekend. Since there's always room for more books, I'm taking the opportunity to promote this unheralded holiday. In practically every aspect of work or home-life, things are better when everyone works together for a common goal. In a nutshell, that's what we celebrate on Labor … Continue reading Reader’s Advisory for Labor Day in Library News & Notes

OFPL Staff Recommends-Shawnna’s Video Game Picks

Shawnna, our cataloger, offers a few video game recommendations from our wide collection. Whether you're looking for something for yourself or for the kids, Shawnna's insights make choosing a bit easier! It’s too hot to go outside -- here are some video games to try out instead.  Nexomon Extinction Nexomon Extinction is a Pokémon knockoff. It has the same concept with a … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends-Shawnna’s Video Game Picks

Meet the O’Fallon Public Library Plants – What’s Growing at the Library?

The New Plant Parent Develop Your Green Thumb and Care for Your House-Plant Family Patrons often ask about the striking potted plants that grace our library. Fortunately, we have our resident expert, Annie in Circulation, to introduce a few of our residents. While visiting the library within the past year or so, you might have noticed our new residents! The … Continue reading Meet the O’Fallon Public Library Plants – What’s Growing at the Library?

Your Link to ALL the Books in ALL the Libraries, A How-To Guide for the Library Catalog

One of my husband's requests, The City of Tears by Kate Mosse On principle, I never minded my husband asking me to pick up, return, and request his library books - before. But standing at the stove with two pots nearing critical heating points, my patience flamed out. Instead of snapping, Do it yourself! I patronizingly said "Let me … Continue reading Your Link to ALL the Books in ALL the Libraries, A How-To Guide for the Library Catalog

Meet the Staff – Emily, Circulation Assistant

This month we introduce Emily , an English and Communications graduate of Elmhurst University. Her professional and academic interests range from the college experience of international students to supporting underserved populations in communities. When you see her at the Help Desk, ask her what she recalls about participating in the OFPL Summer Reading Program as … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Emily, Circulation Assistant